A Handy Interactive Class For Teaching Introductory Cell Biology

Hande, Shyamala and Hande, Manjunatha (2009) A Handy Interactive Class For Teaching Introductory Cell Biology. The Journal of Effective Te aching,, 9 (1). pp. 48-53.

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In this paper we share the experience of an interactive method of teaching that involves every student in the learning process in the classroom. We describe an interactive class conducted over a two year period for premed ical students. The process involved three stages namely a study session, a test-yourself session and a review session. Through stu- dent feedback we have found that 96% of the students approved the method and found it highly useful. The method has been found to have advantages like uniform reach of con- tent, opportunities for group learning, and involve ment of visual aids as teaching-learning method and enhances interest among teachers and learners. By creating a lively learning environment in the classroom, student involvement in the educational process is in- creased. By increasing students’ involvement, academic performance is improved. In ad- dition, by actively involving the students in the educational process, students may recog- nize and accept their responsibility for lifelong learning and continued professional de- velopment (Cross 1987)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Premedical; Interactive;Cell biology; Teaching and learning
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 04:34
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2013 04:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136589

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